Australian workers continue to see wage growth mired near historic lows

Australian workers continue to see wage growth mired near historic lows

Posted May 16, 2018 11:44:34 Related Story: Wages edge up 0.6pc over the quarter, but growth remains near historic lows Related Story: Enterprise bargaining collapse likely causing wage weakness, think tank warns Australian workers are continuing to see little improvement in their pay packets with wages growing only 0.5 per …

Super Rugby: Dark days continue for Australian teams

Super Rugby: Dark days continue for Australian teams

Posted May 13, 2018 10:56:30 Photo: The Waratahs threw away a big lead to continue Australia’s hoodoo against New Zealand sides. (AAP: Martin Hunter) The Reds were thumped by the Sunwolves, the Waratahs suffered a horrendous choke against the Crusaders, and the Rebels and Brumbies played in front of a …

Farmers celebrate rain as Tasmania braces for downpour to continue

Farmers celebrate rain as Tasmania braces for downpour to continue

Posted May 11, 2018 05:43:34 Photo: Farmer Tim Lyne celebrates the rain. His 40-megalitre dam was completely empty just last week. (ABC News: Edith Bevin) Related Story: Time to rug up — south-east Australia is about to get cold, wet and windy Fifth-generation east coast farmer Jack Cotton says Thursday’s …

Live export ban could harm rural communities, meat industry claims, as protests continue in SA

Live export ban could harm rural communities, meat industry claims, as protests continue in SA

Updated May 06, 2018 16:54:55 Photo: Hundreds of protesters met in the Adelaide CBD to voice their concerns. (ABC News: Claire Campbell) Serious investment and infrastructure would be needed to bolster Australia’s meatworks if a live export ban was to be introduced, the industry has claimed, while about 500 people …

Government Forces Shell Rebels in South Damascus As Evacuation Negotiations Continue

Syrian pro-government forces continued to bombard what they said were Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra positions on the southern outskirts of Damascus for a second day, on April 21, both pro and anti-governement sources reported. Syrian state media reported on April 20 that rebels in the area had agreed to …

ANZ allowed suspended adviser to continue working, took years to refund client losses

ANZ allowed suspended adviser to continue working, took years to refund client losses

Updated April 20, 2018 19:13:19 Video: ANZ executive grilled about bank’s vetting systems (ABC News) Related Story: AMP boss Meller quits after scandals revealed at royal commission Related Story: Dodgy bankers face 10 years in jail, million-dollar fines under new penalties ANZ allowed a financial adviser who continually failed audits …

Sydney has its hottest April day on record and the endless summer looks set to continue

Sydney has its hottest April day on record and the endless summer looks set to continue

Posted April 09, 2018 18:10:04 Photo: Sydneysiders seek relief from record hot April temperatures at Sydney’s Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton pool on the Domain. (ABC News: Tom Rolfe) Related Story: Sydney hits its highest temperature recorded since 1939 Just when you thought it might be time to reach for the cardigan …

‘Stolenwealth Games’: Indigenous protests continue on Gold Coast | Australia news

An Aboriginal group marched through the centre of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast on Saturday, continuing their protest against the hosting of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. After assembling on the foreshore, north of the Cavill Avenue mall, about 150 people – mainly women and children – proceeded along the …

Tensions continue to flare on Israeli-Palestinian border protests

Hospitals in the Gaza Strip are sending patients home to clear beds in anticipation of high casualties, as six weeks of planned protests on the Israeli-Palestinian border continue. The death toll is already at 19 after only one week of demonstrations, with Israeli snipers targeting the Palestinian protesters with live …

Push for inquiry into Airbnb as Tasmanian housing woes continue

Push for inquiry into Airbnb as Tasmanian housing woes continue

Posted March 30, 2018 08:10:10 As Hobart’s housing crisis worsens, a Tasmanian legislative councillor is proposing an Upper House inquiry into Airbnb and other short-stay accommodation. Airbnb and Stayz have been dragged into the housing crisis debate, as the state experiences a housing shortage at the same time as the …